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Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

Summer Time is Reading Time & Picking Daisies

When summer comes with its warm days that send one to shady nooks and quiet spots, then one finds time for reading. Then there are long railroad journeys that need a thrilling book to shorten them, days at the lake, camp, and mountain when one can be lazy without...

Online Primer Workshops Available For a Limited Time

Online Primer Workshops Available For a Limited Time

Today I released a few online primer workshops available for purchase, but only for a limited time! To coincide with the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, you can purchase individual workshops from my Vintage Modern Makers membership. While the membership is not...

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Mother’s Day Card Ideas

I hope this Mother’s Day offers you a chance to be with your family, something you may have missed last year. I know I am looking forward to spending Sunday with my daughter and niece who will be visiting from Michigan. Here is a little history and vintage inspiration...

Designing with Denim & Ties

Designing with Denim & Ties

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to recycle and upcycle fabrics into new modern makes. We've talked about upcycling for the past few weeks, and this week we are focusing on denim. The possibilities are endless when it comes to reconstructing old denim...

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Thrifted Fashion: Flowers For You

Springtime means that everything is in bloom, and what better way to celebrate a new season than by using flowers as inspiration. With their infinite variety, delicate details, and exquisite colors, flowers never go out of style.If you joined me live on Facebook last...

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

Easy DIY Inspiration for Easter

I had so much fun sharing Easter treasures from my collection last week! Watch this video to see vintage eggs and postcard art to craft for gifts or decor. See handmade bunnies with pearl button eyes and ideas for creating cards and tags with holiday printable art I...

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month – Mary Brooks Picken

Women’s History Month seemed like a perfect time to celebrate the work of my muse, Mary Brooks Picken! You may know the story of Mary founding the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, which I shared in my book Vintage Notions. But did you know, Mary was...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: March

Thanks for joining me in my third installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting my Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. This is the cover of the third issue of 24 in the series.The March issue is focused on change and looking forward from the editor's...

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club, where we are revisiting our second issue of the Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. I filmed this video...

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

Vintage Notions Book Club: A Fresh Start

  The theme that resonated most with me in the January Chapter was that do-overs are allowed, and that our happiness is not contingent on getting things right the first time. I believe it is the process that is important. With January resolutions we have a chance...

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